DiVincenzo presents proposed 2019 budget for county

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2019 budget for county

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 11, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a proposed 2019 budget of $761.6 million. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the Essex’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

GRWC to present ‘Laundry and Bourbon’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge will present a staged reading Tuesday, Jan. 15, of “Laundry and Bourbon,” a one-act play by James McLure. The reading will be directed by Heather Ballantyne and feature Erin Dilly, Deshja Driggs-Hall and Ballantyne. “Laundry and Bourbon” is set on a front porch during a 1960s summer afternoon […]

Essex County enacts Code Blue procedures during cold snap

Essex County enacts Code Blue procedures during cold snap

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Thursday, Jan. 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced Code Blue procedures were being activated because of extreme cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect through Monday, Jan. 14. “Providing our homeless residents with a warm place to stay during […]

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has released the plans for the 2019 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain and Hilltop reservations. This is the 12th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing deer from South Mountain […]

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Essex County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn into office during an afternoon inauguration ceremony at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology on Wednesday, Jan. 2. DiVincenzo was sworn into his fifth term as executive, Fontoura his 10th term as […]

Residents gather for 7th Holiday Sing-Along

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Congregational Church and the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge held its seventh annual Community Holiday Sing-Along, on Sunday evening, Dec. 23. According to Jill Simmons, a former WCGR president, the first sing-along took place December 2012, at Fitzgerald’s Sidecar. “It was created by the church as a community outreach […]

Camp New Day holds holiday event at TBZ

Camp New Day holds holiday event at TBZ

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Camp New Day, a dedicated group of volunteers who support a close-knit group of approximately 50 adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in northern New Jersey, held a special winter event at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange on Dec. 9. High school volunteers included students from Seton Hall Prep, […]

Christmas begins at Christ Episcopal Church

Christmas begins at Christ Episcopal Church

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christ Episcopal Church observed the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16. The presentation weaves stories from Scripture with Christmas carols and hymns. The Rev. Diana Wilcox, of Christ Episcopal Church, said the service can focus, as her church does, on Advent, the four Sundays leading up to […]

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services invite Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period in their life to the 2019 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Friday, March […]

Busy, yes, but post office handles the holidays

Busy, yes, but post office handles the holidays

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christmas time is peak time for the U. S. Postal Service and at the Glen Ridge Post Office, those people just love to work. Letter carriers ordinarily start at 8:30 a.m., but lately they have been on the job by 6:30 a.m. Postmaster Paul Camporeale is already there, and he is not […]

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